Man and woman at table. Man central figure, from top to bottom of image, with his right leg resting on his left knee and his face turned to look out, left. Man identified by detailed masculine face, short hair, pants and shirt with heeled shoes. Woman identified by skirt, heeled shoe, and hat. Only one foot visible, as she sits with her back to us. She is much smaller than the man's figure. Table has no visible support, no visible chairs, though figures appear to be sitting.
Groups of men gamble, smoke, and drink in a dark guardroom. In the left foreground a seated man wearing a red sash lights his white clay pipe, while his companion pauses his smoking to listen to a man standing next to him. The red of the smoker's sash is repeated in the flag and fabrics strewn about in the right foreground, which form part of a still-life of weapons, musical instruments, and glinting armor heaped together against the wall. Between these brightly lit foreground vignettes the scene recedes into the darkened interior where a group of five men gather about a table to gamble.
This painting depicts with striking realism an imagined scene of civic guards at leisure. The realistic impression made by the painting depends in part upon the painstaking rendition of objects and details throughout the room: the ceramic jugs, a wooden table, a piece of crumpled paper, the dull glint of a lantern near the ceiling, and the tour-de-force still-life of military equipment all contribute to the painting's seeming veracity. The fact that the men are engaged in everyday activities of smoking, drinking, gambling and conversing contributes to the impression that we are looking upon an actual scene that Teniers simply transcribed with his brush.
A bearded man, wearing only a crown of thorns, a loincloth, and a long robe, stands stooped and sorrowful at the top of a short flight of steps. A man wearing a pointed cap and holding a scepter in his left hand emerges from the doorway behind him and points toward him with his right hand. A riotous crowd, full of grimacing and leering faces, stands on the steps and ground below. A column and a bundle of switches appear through the window behind the crowned figure. A small snarling dog appears in the foreground next to the steps where the artist's initials "M + S" are inscribed.
This print represents the episode from Christ's passion known as the "Ecce Homo," or "Behold the man," the words with which Pontius Pilate presented Christ to the crowd gathered at his palace (John 19:5). Christ, wearing the crown of thorns, appears at the top of a flight of stairs. He stoops wearily forward, covered only by a loincloth and robe, having just been beaten at the column visible through the window behind his head. Pontius Pilate, holding a scepter indicating his authority, stands in the doorway behind Christ and presents him to the motley crowd, who greet him with jeers and hostility.
This graphite and watercolor piece on paper contains thirteen slender trees on its horizon. There are multiple buildings in the background, with a large structure in the left center. The foreground is hilly and grassy.
A house among trees in a sketched watercolor image